Sunday, September 20, 2020

John-Paul Shiver

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John-Paul Shiver has been contributing to 48 Hills since 2019. His work as an experienced music journalist and pop culture commentator has appeared in the Wire, Resident Advisor, SF Weekly, Bandcamp Daily, PulpLab, AFROPUNK, and Drowned In Sound.

Beloved techno ex-pat Alland Byallo pops his head in

Calling this new EP Rule of Thirds (Full Bleed Records)—the atmospheric, broken beat-centered project from the California-born-and-raised DJ-producer Alland Byallo—a comeback release, would just be a poor choice. No really. Stop...

From legendary roots, a great new Afrobeat record

Every time Leon "Kaleta" Ligan-Majek—known as simply Kaleta—uses that Fela meets James Brown grunt, leaping from the breadbasket, that's a cultural signpost indicating "get ready." It could be an...

The classic funk gem that inspires one of SF’s best parties

With the most peculiar Frankensteining of crunchy guitar chords and Aquaman sonar wave oscillation, bum-rushing a punched-up, scoundrel-like groove. After unleashing the call: "Time to Release the beast!" (sung-shouted in...